Comedy – 1983 – Special – Smothers Brothers Young Comedians Show – Featuring Richard Lewis

Richard Philip Lewis (born June 29, 1947) is an American stand-up comedian and actor….who came to prominence in the 1980’s as a comedian specializing in self-deprecating humor before turning to acting. He is known for co-starring in the comedy series Anything but Love (1989–92) and for his recurring and semi-autobiographical role in Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000–present). Lewis began performing stand-up comedy in the…

Boxing – 1990 – Marv Albert + Dr Pacheco Provide A Look At Career Of IBF Lightwt Champ Greg Haugen

Greg Haugen (born August 31, 1960) is a retired American boxer….who was a world champion at both the lightweight and light welterweight divisions…..wherein he turned pro in 1982….and won his first 17 fights before challenging for a world title.  On December 5, 1986, Haugen captured the International Boxing Federation Lightweight Title with a majority decision over reigning champion Jimmy Paul. He lost his title…

Boxing – 1990 – HBOs Jim Lampley Tells The Sorty Of A Kinder And Softer Mike Tyson After 1st Loss

Jim Lampley and Sugar Ray Leonard of HBO Boxing provide a special feature about the Mike Tyson that appears after he lost his title to Buster Douglas….as a “kinder and gentler” Mike Tyson…who takes some personal time to be introspective while traveling back to the home of Cuz D’Amato in the Catskills, New York….where he grew up being…

Music – 1985 – The 4 Tops + The Temptations Medley – I’ll Be There & My Girl & Getting Ready More

There were many wonderful highlights from the 1985 television special MoTown 25….which was a celebration of MoTown Records first 25 years of operation…..as many of their stars coming back to honor the record label that truly put black music and black entertainers on the map….with none bigger for the night than when The Four Tops and The Temptations came on…

Boxing – 1988 – Special – Down For The Count – The Greatest 1st Round Knockouts In Boxing History

This video provides boxing fans with a video highlight history of the greatest 1st round knockouts in boxing history….as HBO’s Larry Merchant provides the commentary for this wonderful highlights reel….including title fights with Joe Louis vs Max Schmelling 2nd fight…..Rocky Marciano vs Jersey Joe Walcott 2nd fight…..Sonny Liston vs Floyd Patterson….Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston…

Boxing – 1987 – Tim Ryan + Thomas Hearns + Hugh McIlvanney + Arthur Mercante Talk Leonard Vs Hagler

This video features a “round table” type discussion involving CBS Sport boxing broadcast team of Tim Ryan and Gil Clancy, renowned boxing referee Arthur Mercante Sr., sports journalist Hugh McIlvanney from The London Times and then light heavyweight champion Thomas Hearns….wherein the discussion is all things Sugar Ray Leonard verses Marvelous Marvin Hagler, for the undisputed world Middleweight…

Boxing – 1988 – Larry Merchant + Sugar Ray Leonard Highlight All Things Past And Future For Leonard

On November 7, 1988, Leonard made another comeback, facing Don Lalonde at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. They fought for Lalonde’s WBC Light Heavyweight Championship and the newly created WBC Super Middleweight Championship….which meant that Lalonde had to make 168 lbs. Many were critical of Leonard for stipulating that his opponent, natural 175 pounder, should weigh less than his usual fighting weight….which…

Comedy – 1983 – Robert Klein Showcases Where Would Comedians Be Without Relatives To Pick On

In this 1983 HBO On Location comedy show with host Robert Klein….expands on the question “What would comedians do if they didn’t have relatives to pick on?” ….as Klein believes many great comedians would have been lost if they didn’t have their families to fall back on and pick at their shortcomings….and he provides significant evidence of this belief…

Comedy – 1970 – M A S H Movie Special Excerpt – The Dismantling Of Major Frank Burns

M*A*S*H 4077th surgeon Major Frank Burns was played flawlessly by actor Robert Duvall in the 1970 movie smash hit M*A*S*H…..which is American black comedy war film directed by Robert Altman and written by Ring Lardner Jr.,…which was based on Richard Hooker’s novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors. The picture is the only theatrically released feature film in the M*A*S*H franchise….and it became one of the biggest…